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Wendy Cutler of CAPS Dies at Age 49

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June 13, 2006

Wendy R. Cutler, 49, a psychologist at Counseling and Psychological Services, died June 4 after a long illness.

A service was held at Beth Emet the Free Synagogue in Evanston and interment was at Sunset Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Bellevue, Wash.

Ms. Cutler had served as assistant director of training and staff psychologist at CAPS since 1996. She created the first pre-doctoral internship at Northwestern, a program that was accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) after just two years, and trained 27 interns.

In 2001, she received the Outstanding Contributions to the Development of the Profession award from the Division of Student Affairs. Ms. Cutler was an advocate for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, and in 2002 she was honored for her work by the Northwestern University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Support Network with its “Above and Beyond Award.”

Ms. Cutler received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Western Washington University in 1979 and earned master's and doctoral degrees in counseling psychology from Southern Illinois University in 1986.

She is survived by her father, Raymond, and two brothers, David and Larry. She was preceded in death by her mother, Florence.

Contributions in her memory can be made to the Wendy R. Cutler Memorial Fund/Northwestern University, c/o John Dunkle, Counseling and Psychological Services, 633 Emerson St., Evanston, Ill. 60208.

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